On Thursday, April 30th, 40 volunteers and 200 sophomore students gathered in the Wakefield High School cafeteria to discuss education and career paths for the Sophomore Career Day. The Sophomore Career Day is an annual event in which students are able to hear from professionals in the Northern Virginia area and ask questions about their careers.
Students and volunteers heard from Bishop Garrison, the event’s keynote speaker, and then engaged in a “speed networking” activity. Each student heard from volunteer speakers about their education and career paths, career changes and strategies for making transitions between high school and college, and eventually entering the work force. Students and volunteers alike were actively engaged throughout the morning, with many students trying their hand at networking with volunteers after the event.
Volunteers were represented from the Arlington Food Assistance Center, AHC Inc, Arlington Police Department, Arlington Fire Department, Busboys and Poets, Hyatt Regency at Crystal City, Arlington Federal Credit Union, Georgetown University, Marymount University, Northern Virginia Community College and numerous businesses from all across Arlington.
Interested in speaking next year? Please contact Site Coordinator Dan Howard for information about being a volunteer for next year’s Career Day, or to learn about similar volunteering opportunities.